medicine in the arts; pandemics; SARS-CoV-2; COVID-19; COVID-19 vaccines; painting; hope


Fine Arts | Illustration


This original watercolor and ink painting features a cardinal with its wings spread against a blue sky. The cardinal symbolizes pivotal moments, and we as a nation find ourselves at a pivotal moment with regards to our handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The bird with its wings spread against the sky gives a vision of anticipation. These feelings of hope and anticipation mimic those that many are starting to feel as vaccine distribution has ramped up. Health workers should take a moment to acknowledge this extraordinary state that we have reached while continuing our care and following CDC guidelines. We hope that we will soar into a new tomorrow where we are able to tackle the pandemic and we appreciate that we are allowed a glimpse of hope into a return to normal.